In recent years breast reduction has become a very common procedure. Very large and heavy breasts can lead to a variety of medical problems, such as back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities and breathing problems. As well as medical problems, unusually large breasts can also make women feel extremely selfGconscious. The aim of the procedure is to produce smaller, shapelier breasts, which are in proportion with the rest of the body. The size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple, can also be reduced.
During surgery, breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin are removed, to make the breasts smaller, lighter and Krmer. An incision is usually made around the nipple and under the surface of the breast, like an upside down T. The nipple and areola are almost always left attached to their blood vessels and nerves. The skin from above the nipples is then pulled down to shape the new breast and a hole is cut for the new nipple and areola. If the breasts are particularly large the nipple may need to be completely removed and grafted to a higher position G this results in a loss of sensation to the nipple and areola